Is he not darling? And he’s mine!
It snowed yesterday. The snow was delightful, yet a reminder that I wouldn’t be getting married in a wintery wonderland to Peter on the 14th. When I got engaged I started dreaming of the snow falling during our wedding. The snow falling in its ever serene, yet peaceful way. The snow that hadn’t been disturbed by vehicles, snowplows, or the brown melting color snow can get. The church and wedding venue all decorated in a glittery, Christmas wonderland with polka dots incorporated of course. Continue reading
I’m writing this post to my mom. Currently she is on a plane with my dad on their way to Oregon for the holidays! They’re about right here:
For years I was a scrooge. A big one. The holidays come around and us Ramsings aren’t always the most organized bunch of folks. Sometimes we’re here. Sometimes we’re there. Other times I forget to read my Facebook messages and go to the wrong place. (side story: I once drove 50 miles out of the way because I got a date mixed up. whoops!) Continue reading
Snow is not new to me (I grew up in Iowa), but I’ve never seen it in Oregon before. So today I’m sharing a picture from about twenty minutes ago!
I’m was so excited to witness my first Oregon snow that I went outside before most of the town was awake to capture a moments of bliss and a picture. In undergrad I discovered my favorite time to be in the snow was when it was still dark, still, quiet, snowing, glittery, and absolutely beautiful. So waking up early to go out and walk in the snow was absolutely the best way to start my day!
Hey Friends! Peter Here. Allison and I have some special news for you. Next Saturday we’re going to be launching a new God Fashioned Life. It’s been a lot of work on the backend, but we are super excited about it.
A God Fashioned Life started in April as a present to Allison. Since then we have gone from just an idea to something far greater than either of us ever imagined. It’s been rough, it’s been eye-opening, but at the end of the day we have seen God move. What more could we ask for? The blog has grown, readership is growing and has exceeded any expectation that we ever had.
We’ve all received an awkward gift before; either for Christmas, a White Elephant party, your Birthday, maybe Valentine’s Day, etc. That gift that doesn’t fit your style and/or doesn’t meet your expectations. When Peter delegated me to write about this topic, I immediately thought of receiving handmade music note clothing when I was younger and then receiving websites more recently (just to clarify regarding websites I’m not talking about being gifted the new blog design coming soon! or when I was gifted the blog originally, those gifts were AWESOME!). I’ll admit it I didn’t receive those very first websites well at all. However, I should have looked at the true intention of the gift, to bless!
Earlier this week I (Allison) finally reached gold at Starbucks!!! If you can’t tell by the number of excited marks, I’m thrilled. I’ve loved tea for years and moving to Oregon has meant many more coffee/tea dates with friends than living in the Midwest and I’m thankful for that.
What’s your favorite Starbucks beverage?
Mine is a Tall Refresh Tea.
Happy Tailored Tuesday’s, readers! Today I’m excited to feature Kareena. I met Kareena within my first month of moving to Oregon and I’m so thankful for her continued friendship. Kareena’s internal and external fashion is always amazing. Her style post pairs perfectly with “Dress in the Wardrobe God Picked Out For You,” which will be on the blog tomorrow. I hope you enjoy reading her post today as much as I did!
Thank you Allison for inviting me to be a guest on your blog! I am thankful that you asked me to share about what I have been mulling over for quite a few months now. This process has given me time to sift through my journal and begin to understand what Christ has asked us to “wear.”
I enjoy reading Allison’s blog because I’ve learned so many different things especially ideas about creating a style that feels right for each person! Growing up I didn’t have a knack for fashion and design. For example, in fifth grade I decided that for the month of December I would only wear Christmas colors. Everyday. Until December 25. My “outfits” that month included green stretch pants, Christmas tights under my green shorts, and a few puff painted Christmas sweatshirts (this was 1991 friends). Recently I used ideas from the blog when I was packing for a girl’s weekend to Sonoma. I felt much more confident as we strolled around the square!